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Alabama Puts Finishing Touches on Tennessee Prep

Alabama Puts Finishing Touches on Tennessee Prep

The football team practiced for roughly 90 minutes in shells Thursday afternoon inside the Hank Crisp Indoor Practice Facility as the fourth-ranked Crimson Tide made final preparation for its visit to Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium on Saturday.

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Football Puts Finishing Touches on Game Plan for Vols; NFL Week Seven Spotlight

Football Puts Finishing Touches on Game Plan for Vols; NFL Week Seven Spotlight

The football team worked for two hours in full pads Wednesday at the Thomas-Drew Practice Fields as it put the finishing touches on the game plan for the Tennessee game Saturday at Neyland Stadium.

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Saban downplays Kiffin’s return to Tennessee

Saban downplays Kiffin’s return to Tennessee

Almost from the moment Alabama hired Lane Kiffin as its offensive coordinator this past January, Oct. 25 has been circled on many a Rocky Top fan’s calendar. That’s the day Tennessee will play host to Alabama.  It’s also the day that will mark Kiffin’s return to Neyland Stadium for the first time since unceremoniously dumping…

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Football Hits the Road for Matchup at Tennessee

Football Hits the Road for Matchup at Tennessee

The football team returns to the road for the third time in in the last four weeks with a trip to Tennessee’s Neyland Stadium. ESPN2 will have the national broadcast, and the game is scheduled to kick off at 6:30 p.m. CT.

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Alabama starting center set to return this week

Alabama starting center set to return this week

Alabama certainly came back with a strong showing against Texas A&M after critics nitpicked a 14-13 victory over Arkansas enough to set head coach Nick Saban off. Now, as the Crimson Tide get set to travel to Tennessee, the offensive line should get a little stronger. Center Ryan Kelly will return to the starting line-up…

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Why Dan Mullen Is Not Leaving Mississippi State

Why Dan Mullen Is Not Leaving Mississippi State

They are already talking about it all over the airwaves in Florida. Dan Mullen needs to replace Will Muschamp in Gainesville.While the Gator faithful may put on a full court press to secure the offensive mind to come back the school that he helped win …

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Notre Dame Football: Irish Fall, But Remain In The Hunt

Notre Dame Football: Irish Fall, But Remain In The Hunt

“Second sucks.”And there’s no getting over defeat no matter how close a game is.But for Irish faithful and a gritty football team, comfort (in small quantities) can be had based on Saturday’s outcome against Florida State.Especially when many come…

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Alabama’s Defense Shines in Shutout of Texas A&M

Alabama’s Defense Shines in Shutout of Texas A&M

Just like with their offensive counterparts the University of Alabama defensive players knew that Saturday was going to be their day even before kickoff.

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AUBURN FOOTBALL

Rhett Lashlee looks to repeat Auburn’s second-half run

Rhett Lashlee looks to repeat Auburn’s second-half run

The Tigers took off in the second half of last season, and at the break, Auburn’s offensive coordinator looks for another run in 2014.

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Nothing’s slowing Auburn’s Josh Holsey now

Nothing’s slowing Auburn’s Josh Holsey now

The cornerback/safety/cornerback/safety has bounced back from last year’s knee surgery as the Tigers’ fourth-leading tackler

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Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 7

Auburn Tigers in the National Football League – Week 7

Updates from week seven on former Auburn Tigers now playing in the National Football League highlighted by a career day from Jeremiah Ratliff and Tre Mason’s first career touchdown.

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Auburn’s offense on the go toward positive second half

Auburn’s offense on the go toward positive second half

Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee says the Tigers are itching to start the second half of the season with some positives to build on.

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Auburn notebook: Comings and goings and Braden Smith

Auburn notebook: Comings and goings and Braden Smith

Gus Malzahn talked about Roc Thomas, Jermaine Whitehead, Stanton Truitt and a big freshman offensive line who is ticketed for more playing time

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Tip of the visor: Innovative Gus Malzahn, Steve Spurrier

Tip of the visor: Innovative Gus Malzahn, Steve Spurrier

The Auburn coach says he has a lot of respect for the South Caroliina coach, who he’ll happen to meet Saturday in Jordan-Hare Stadium

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Auburn won’t be holding back with tough stretch ahead

Auburn won’t be holding back with tough stretch ahead

Gus Malzahn says he wants this year to improve each week like last year’s team did: “It’s extremely hard to do, but our guys did it last year and we’ve got to figure out a way to do it this year.”

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Auburn-Ole Miss will be under the lights in Oxford

Auburn-Ole Miss will be under the lights in Oxford

Kickoff between the two teams currently ranked in the Top 5 will be either 6 or 6:15 on Nov. 1 in a big SEC showdown.

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Jeff Whitaker’s positive attitude remains plus for Auburn

Jeff Whitaker’s positive attitude remains plus for Auburn

The defensive lineman may not have the stats, but he has the right mindset to contribute on and off the field for the Tigers.

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Justin Garrett on the move as Auburn ramps up practice

Justin Garrett on the move as Auburn ramps up practice

Defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson says Justin Garrett, Kris Frost and Cassanova McKinzy are the prime guys in the linebacker rotation as Auburn shifts strategy for practice.

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Vandy QB Patton Robinette cleared to play, won’t start against Missouri

Four quarterbacks have played for the Vanderbilt Commodores this season. Sophomore Patton Robinette has proven to be the most effective during the limited time he’s been at the helm of the offense. However, Robinette is recovering from a concussion and won’t start Saturday against the Missouri Tigers despite being cleared to play. QB Patton Robinette has…

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Maryland approves policy to link coaches’ bonuses to academic success

Some institutions are serious about keeping the student in student-athlete. The Maryland Board of Regents unanimously voted in favor of a policy “denying bonuses to coaches and athletic directors whose players don’t measure up academically”, according to the Baltimore Sun. “I think this is another step for Maryland to be in the vanguard on issues…

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Two Georgia Tech starters ruled out for Pitt contest

Saturday’s meeting between the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and Pitt Panthers is a crucial match up in the ACC Coastal division. Both teams are trying to stay within striking distance of the Duke Blue Devils. The Yellow Jackets will have to do so without their starting right tackle. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Chris Griffin has…

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Indiana prepares for life without RB Tevin Coleman, who is considering NFL draft

Running backs such as Georgia’s Todd Gurley, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon and even South Carolina’s Mike Davis are all expected to bypass their senior seasons and enter April’s NFL draft. A surprise name could enter the equation. None of those talented backs lead the FBS in rushing, though. Indiana’s Tevin Coleman does. Coleman’s 1,192 rushing yards…

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Ex-UM WR Csont’e York will serve seven days in jail

Before Csont’e York can go on to the next chapter of his football-playing career, he’ll have to atone for some of his past transgressions. According to the Detroit Free Press, the former Michigan wide receiver was sentenced to, among other things, 365 days in jail — he’ll have to serve seven — in connection to…

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Bear Bryant Award releases 20-coach watch list

In this latest watch list, it’s all about the Big 12 and SEC, with a healthy sprinkling of the Pac-12 for good measure. The Bear Bryant Award announced Friday a watch list for its annual Coach of the Year that consists of 20 coaches from seven of the 10 FBS conferences.  It’s mainly, though, a…

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SMU AD: ‘no discussion of compensation with potential candidates’

You have to love the twists and turns of a coaching search with a high-profile name connected to it. In a report taking a look at potential candidates to become the permanent successor to June Jones as head coach that we mentioned Thursday, Dallas Morning News writer Bill Nichols set the Twitterverse ablaze with the following:…

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Wyoming has fingers crossed for injured second-leading rusher

Last week it was a suspension.  This week, it’s an on-field matter that leaves one of Wyoming’s top running back’s future uncertain. Earlier this week rumors begin to circulate that D.J. May suffered some type of injury during practice. The school sent out a press release Thursday stating that “May did suffer an injury to…

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Season, college career of starting UConn corner over

UConn’s loss to East Carolina Thursday night came at a much steeper cost than just in the won-loss column. By way of John Silver of snyuconn.com, head coach Bob Diaco confirmed Friday that Byron Jones will miss the remainder of the 2014 season because of injury.  The cornerback aggravated a lingering shoulder injury in the…

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UNC’s Elijah Hood again listed as doubtful

For the second consecutive game, it appears North Carolina will be sans one of the most productive members of its backfield. On its weekly injury report, UNC lists running back Elijah Hood as doubtful for Saturday’s game against Virginia.  Thus far, the nature of Hood’s injury hasn’t been disclosed. Hood was also listed as doubtful…

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LSU FOOTBALL

GameDay: Classic Rivalry Set For Nation’s Spotlight

GameDay: Classic Rivalry Set For Nation’s Spotlight

BATON ROUGE – In a series that filled with tradition, great moments and drama, LSU and Ole Miss renew one of the long-standing rivalries in the Southeastern Conference on Saturday when the No. 23 Tigers hosts third-ranked and undefeated Ole Miss in a sold out Tiger Stadium.

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In Focus: Win Each Play

In Focus: Win Each Play

As the Tigers gear up for the final stretch of SEC play for the 2014 season, not one person in the locker room is more motivated to succeed than senior offensive lineman Elliott Porter. The LSU center has been the backbone and motivator this season fo…

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In Focus: Touchdown Travin

In Focus: Touchdown Travin

Speed is one of the most important assets an athlete can have in any sport. For players like Chris Johnson and Desean Jackson, speed is crucial to their success in the NFL. “Speed Kills” is an old football adage that is used by pundits, analysts and coaches. And if there was one player for LSU who embodies that statement, it would be Travin Dural.

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Fans Asked to Arrive Early, Enjoy Homecoming Events

Fans Asked to Arrive Early, Enjoy Homecoming Events

BATON ROUGE — With the largest crowd in Tiger Stadium history expected on Saturday when 23rd-ranked LSU hosts third-ranked and undefeated Ole Miss, school officials are asking fans to arrive early and take advantage of all of the activities being held…

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Tiger Tracks Features Football, Softball, Hoops

Tiger Tracks Features Football, Softball, Hoops

BATON ROUGE, La. – LSU Tiger Tracks, a program highlighting various aspects of the university and its athletic department, can be seen at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday, 3 p.m. CT Thursday and 2 p.m. CT Friday on Cox Sports Television.

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Late Coach Dietzel Elected to FCA Hall of Champions

Late Coach Dietzel Elected to FCA Hall of Champions

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The late Paul Dietzel, former LSU, Army, and South Carolina football coach and a pioneer of the ministry, has been elected to the Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Hall of Champions, FCA president and CEO Les Steckel announced on Monday.

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Miles Previews Ole Miss Game at Weekly Luncheon

Miles Previews Ole Miss Game at Weekly Luncheon

BATON ROUGE — On Monday afternoon, LSU football head coach Les Miles recapped Saturday’s victory over Kentucky and looked ahead to this weekend’s Homecoming contest against Ole Miss.

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Football Returns to Rankings Following Blowout

Football Returns to Rankings Following Blowout

BATON ROUGE — Consecutive SEC victories helped the LSU football team return to the national rankings on Sunday, as the Tigers were ranked No. 23 in the Amway Coaches Poll released Sunday morning.

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‘ESPN College GameDay’ Announces Return to LSU

‘ESPN College GameDay’ Announces Return to LSU

BATON ROUGE — ESPN’s College GameDay will make its 10th trip to LSU this weekend as the popular college football preview show will air live from the Parade Grounds prior to the Tigers’ game against undefeated Ole Miss on Saturday.

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Magee, LSU Defense Run Over Kentucky, 41-3

Magee, LSU Defense Run Over Kentucky, 41-3

BATON ROUGE — LSU senior running back Terrence Magee started the game with a career-long kickoff return and finished his evening with two touchdowns runs in the third quarter to spark the Tigers past Kentucky, 41-3, on Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

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